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Rajnath Singh

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Rajnath Singh: Defence Minister of India
Rajnath Singh is an Indian politician serving as the Defence Minister of India. He is currently the Deputy Leader of the House Lok Sabha. He is the former President of Bharatiya Janata Party. He has previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. He was the Home Minister in the First Modi Ministry. He has also served as the President of the BJP twice i.e. 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014. He is a veteran leader of the BJP who started his career as a RSS Swayamsevak. He is an advocate of the party's Hindutva ideology. He has also served the party in the Uttar Pradesh state from where he started his political career as a youth leader. He was also the minister of Road Transport and Highways and Agriculture under Prime ministership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Farooq Abdullah to join Bharat Jodo Yatra at the entry point in J&K | Oneindia News *News

Farooq Abdullah to join Bharat Jodo Yatra at the entry point in J&K; BJP suspends 12 more rebels for contesting as independent candidates; Transnational, cross-border terrorism gravest threat says..

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PM Modi and Rajnath Singh visit LK Advani, greet him on his 95th birthday | Oneindia News*News [Video]

PM Modi and Rajnath Singh visit LK Advani, greet him on his 95th birthday | Oneindia News*News

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited veteran BJP leader and Former Deputy Prime Minister, LK Advani, at his Delhi residence to wish him on his 95th..

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Uttarakhand :Rajnath Singh performs Shastra Puja at Auli Military Station | Oneindia news * news [Video]

Uttarakhand :Rajnath Singh performs Shastra Puja at Auli Military Station | Oneindia news * news

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday performed ‘Shashtra Puja’ to mark the celebrations of Vijaya Dashami, or Dussehra. Singh performed the rituals with the weapons at the Auli Military..

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IAF inducts first Made-in-India Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) in its fleet | Oneindia News*Explainer [Video]

IAF inducts first Made-in-India Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) in its fleet | Oneindia News*Explainer

The IAF inducted its first indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) named 'PRACHAND' in its fleet in a ceremony organised in Jodhpur Air Force Base in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh...

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Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ inducted into the Indian Air Force | Oneindia News *News [Video]

Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ inducted into the Indian Air Force | Oneindia News *News

Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ was inducted into the Indian Air Force on Monday by defense minister Rajnath Singh. #IAF #Prachand #LightCombatHelicopter

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Defence minister Rajnath Singh calls for global efforts to counter cross-border terror

The gravest threat requiring urgent and resolute intervention by the international community is transnational and cross-border terrorism and “indifference” can no longer be a response as terrorism..
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh seeks to boost defence ties with Asean


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Judicious use of financial resources through quick and transparent decision making is the key to strengthening the combat readiness of the armed forces, defence minister Rajnath Singh said.
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Opposition hurting India reputation, says Rajnath on G20 logo row

Defence minister Rajnath Singh has said that it was unfortunate and surprising that opposition parties try to stoke controversies for political gains even if it causes damage to the country’s..
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Lotus is symbol of India's cultural identity, says Rajnath Singh dismissing objections to G20 logo

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the lotus is not just a party symbol but connected to India's cultural identity, as he slammed those creating a controversy over the presence of the..
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Anyone casting evil eye on India is given befitting reply: Rajnath Singh

"India is no longer weak. We believe in peace," Singh said, adding that a befitting reply is now given if anyone tries to harm us.Our soldiers have proved this time and again, Singh said referring to..
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Information war has potential to threaten political stability: Rajnath Singh


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Winter’s here but be ready for any contingency: Rajnath to LAC troops

The Army should continue to maintain operational readiness at its “peak level”, defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday, in the backdrop of India and China keeping their troops forward..
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Have patience, Rajnath Singh tells Himachal Pradesh crowd chanting ‘PoK chahiye’


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Launch of C-295 aircraft manufacturing hub in Vadodara a milestone in defence sector: Union minister Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the laying of foundation stone of a manufacturing facility in Gujarat's Vadodara city for C-295 transport aircraft production for the Indian Air Force was..
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Centre to connect maximum number of border areas in India to instill confidence among people: Rajnath Singh in Ladakh


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India’s goal is to take back PoK turf: Rajnath Singh

It was the first military operation of independent India, a move that changed the course of the India-Pakistan war in 1947-48 in which Indian troops repelled invading armed tribesmen and military..
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Pakistan committing atrocities against people in PoK, will have to bear consequences: Rajnath Singh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said Pakistan is committing atrocities against people in its occupied Kashmir and will have to bear its consequences. Hinting at retrieving Pakistan-occupied..
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Rajnath Singh warns against nuclear weapons in call with Russian counterpart

Defence minister Rajnath Singh told his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday that nuclear weapons should not be used by any side in the Ukraine war, according to an Indian government..
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Faizabad Cantt to be renamed as Ayodhya Cantt as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves proposal

Faizabad Cantonment to be renamed as Ayodhya Cantonment.
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Indian Air Force gets its first home-made light combat helicopter

India’s first indigenous light combat helicopter, capable of offensive operations in high-altitude areas like Siachen Glacier and eastern Ladakh, was inducted into the IAF on Monday. Defence minister..
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'Momentous occasion': Made-in-India LC Helicopter inducted in IAF by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

The indigenously built Light Combat Helicopter has been inducted into the Indian Air Force today by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
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Rajnath Singh to induct made-in-India LC Helicopters in IAF today: Know special features, combat powers

Today, Indian Air Force Light Combat Helicopters will be officially inducted into service by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
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Made-In-India Light Combat Helicopter to be inducted in IAF tomorrow, know all about the combat aircrafts

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be inducting high-tech Light Combat Helicopters into the Indian Air Force tomorrow.
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CDS General Anil Chauhan calls on defence minister Rajnath Singh


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Time is to move ahead at faster pace: Rajnath to Indian defence manufacturers


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India is a peace-loving country but it should not be mistaken with being cowardly or afraid of war: Rajnath Singh


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Decision on PoK should have been taken during 1971 Indo-Pak war: Rajnath Singh

"We have recently marked the Golden Jubilee of victory of 1971 war. The 1971 war will be remembered in the history as the war fought for the humanity instead of property, possession or power," Singh..
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Confident defence co-operation MoU will take India-Egypt partnership to historic heights: Rajnath Singh


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Raju Srivastava dies: How PM Narendra Modi reacted to legendary comedian's death

Raju Srivastava death: Union Minister Rajnath Singh also paid tributes to the comedian.
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India, Egypt sign MoU to further defence cooperation during Rajnath Singh's visit


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Rajnath on 3-day visit to Egypt from today, will sign def MoU

Defence minister Rajnath Singh will head to Egypt on Sunday on a three-day official visit to explore new initiatives to intensify military-to-military engagements and focus on deepening cooperation..
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IAF to kick off induction of indigenous light combat helicopter next month

The IAF will induct the first indigenous light combat helicopter (LCH), which is capable of offensive operations in the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region and eastern Ladakh, at its Jodhpur airbase..
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Rajnath Singh pays rich tribute to veteran actor-former Union minister

Speaking at a condolence meeting organised in remembrance of Krishnam Raju, Singh paid rich tributes to the departed actor and former Union minister. Describing Krishnam Raju as a respected elder..
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Rajnath Singh raises sustenance package for Pakistan’s F-16s with his US counterpart


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India tells US it is concerned about package for Pakistan F-16 jets

India is concerned about a US decision to provide a sustenance package for Pakistan's fleet of F-16 fighter aircraft, defence minister Rajnath Singh told his US counterpart on Wednesday. The US-built..
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Creating civil-military fusion to fight security challenges, says Rajnath Singh


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Govt focusing on self-reliance in creating logistics system: Rajnath Singh


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Rapidly moving towards jointness of three services: Rajnath Singh

India is rapidly moving towards jointness of the three services of the armed forces and effort is to have common logistic nodes so that resources of one service can be seamlessly made available to the..
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Why was Rajnath Singh gifted a horse in Mongolia? History, significance explained

Rajnath Singh, the defense minister, was given a horse while he was in Mongolia. PM Modi received a gift of a horse when he visited Mongolia six years ago. Since the time of Nehru, this pattern has..
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India, Japan agree to enhance military drills and defence cooperation amid China's assertiveness in Indo-Pacific

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met his Japanese counterpart Yasukazu Hamada here on the first day of his official visit to Japan.
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Rajnath Singh meets Japanese counterpart to bolster defence ties, enhance special strategic partnership


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Rajnath Singh, EAM Jaishankar to participate in India-Japan 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in Tokyo tomorrow


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Rajnath Singh, S Jaishankar to visit Japan next week for '2+2' dialogue: MEA

MEA said the India-Japan special strategic and global partnership is based on shared values of democracy.
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Defence minister Rajnath starts Mongolia visit today; to be in Japan for 2+2


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Defence minister Rajnath Singh begins 5-day visit to Mongolia and Japan on Monday


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INS Vikrant, a symbol of aspirational, self-reliant 'New India,' says Rajnath Singh

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday termed the commissioning of INS Vikrant as a testament to the resolve of the government to ensure the safety and security of the nation in the next 25..
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INS Vikrant is exceptional symbol of self-reliant, aspirational India: Rajnath Singh


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PM Modi only neta after Mahatma Gandhi who reads mass sentiment: Rajnath Singh


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Rajnath Singh hails India's rising global credibility


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India no more a weak country: Rajnath Singh


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Rajnath thanks Russian defence minister over detention of IS bomber planning to target India


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